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PSL Absa Premiership Match Report: Orlando Pirates 1-2 Moroka Swallows

Posted: 9 August 2014 Time: 19:43

Moroka Swallows edged Orlando Pirates 2-1 to grab an unlikely three points from Orlando Stadium in the Absa Premiership on Saturday night.

Pirates and Swallows were level at 1-1 at half-time thanks to a Lantshane Phalane drive and an Oupa Manyisa penalty.

Phalane's 30-yard shot took a big deflection off Siyabonga Sangweni before sailing past a stranded Senzo Meyiwa in the Pirates goal.

Pirates pulled level when Kermit Erasmus was fouled by Rudi Isaacs in the area and Manyisa beat Greg Etafia from the spot. But Lerato Chabangu had the last say, scoring a brilliant winner to snatch three points for the Birds.

A general theme of the first half saw the Buccaneers dominating possession and controlling the play until stout defending from Wits wins the ball back, trying to counter quickly.

Siyabonga Nomvete and co. were caught offside on a number of occasions, while Bucs created several chances after they pulled level but Erasmus and Daine Klate could not add to the scoreline, with Etafia in fine form to deny them.

Man of the Match Etafia was having an immense night in the Swallows goal and produced another vital save in the second half as Erasmus went one-on-one with him for the second time after being slipped on by Makola.

Makola, who was having a good game in general as he combined well with Erasmus, then missed a sitter from seven yards out as Erasmus put it on a plate for him, but with the ball taking a bobble, he could only shin it high and over the bar.

Then came the moment Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic was dreading as Swallows substitute Shere Lekgothoane broke down the left before crossing to another substitute, Chabangu, who smashed home a sublime winner.

Chabangu controlled the ball instantly before moving the ball quickly from his right to left foot, leaving Sangweni beaten and confused, and poking the ball with his left toe into the roof of the net.

Pirates threw Lehlohonolo Majoro on towards the end as they chased the game, and he had a very late penalty appeal waved away, but it was too little too late as Bucs were punished for several missed chances throughout the game.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-08-09 19:08:28

Etafia should consider retirement, he is finished.

Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-08-09 19:09:16

This madala is a crook.

posted: 2014-08-09 19:09:33

@Mag6 it has bn lyk tht 4 the past 3 seasons baba.ITS THE GHOST

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 19:09:59


Extremewisdom( Anti-6 mabone)
posted: 2014-08-09 19:10:38

Finished is understatement. Lol

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 19:12:52

Yes Etafia will cost Mockery Swakllows a lot this season.

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-08-09 19:14:32

Its bad to watch a player of Nomvete calibre and experience failing to time his runs,his always been caught offside.

posted: 2014-08-09 19:22:52

Late passing from swallows player his players ,

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 19:25:42

Nomvethe the oldest

Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 19:28:09

We need Issa Sarr here. Myeni is easily targeted here.

posted: 2014-08-09 19:33:20

Rats defensive strikers are very good

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-08-09 19:36:20

Hayi no bafwethu....truth be told Kermit "Erasbisi" is a down graded version of Kingston Nkatha . Kahle,kahle yinkomo .

Thanks Bobby for not signing this leprechaun ....

He's a cow , its a pity he can't live up to his potential when he can be able to provide milk,horns ,mogodu and tail.

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-09 19:41:06

Yerrr ziyakhutha lezimbuzi

posted: 2014-08-09 19:41:58

Ai Ai Ai Ai what da fuck is happening here so many chances nah man this is not on Mabhakabhaka

Ghost Ninja
posted: 2014-08-09 19:43:10

Gucci Man Khosi lama Khosi, uErasmus akafani no Nkatha hai khona! Fede u grand my outie...?

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-08-09 19:43:34

GinoFeelo Bolatelli....Khosi lami where are you , hayi EraSbisi wenza izimanga tonight ....h aha hah ah ah a

Gucci Man
posted: 2014-08-09 19:44:40

Ghost Ninja

Hawu Bhakaniya lami , ngimjojo my outie , wena ?

Hayi no..lo-EraSbisi wenu....amasimba , serious bhakaniya .


Dlula Bedlaala
posted: 2014-08-09 19:44:42

Up the Bugs. Qalinge in. Is a Starr following.

champ enigma
posted: 2014-08-09 19:48:23

Khosilami Erasibis Is a new version of Tlou Secowlela, all running and no brain. And Myessi he he he that boy is a cow stru. Well maybe Chiefs does not have depth but you cant compare LeEbese with the Indian. Lebese is way better than than the little Indian.

Jay Bee
posted: 2014-08-09 19:52:22

Erasmouse shooting blanks, as usual!

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